Young European Talent (YET)

High-performing young people are being invited to take part in the first ever Young European Talent programme. During this exclusive, three-day event, participants meet other high potentials from five European countries, take part in inspiring sessions and attend special lectures by prominent speakers.


This is an excellent opportunity for budding talents to meet their peers from around Europe, build up an international network and enhance their knowledge. In unique locations around Limburg, participants will be exposed to inspiring views, game-changing projects and exclusive insights from renowned speakers from the Netherlands and abroad.

The aim of the Young European Talent initiative is to facilitate the development a high-quality international network of future decision makers. From the internationally oriented border region of Limburg, participants will be inspired to look across national borders.


Participation in Young European Talent is by invitation only. The ministries and embassies of Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands will nominate high-achieving individuals from business, politics/public administration, academia, sports, culture and journalism to represent their country and sector. 



The speakers will be announced soon. All are international speakers who earned their stripes in one of the abovementioned sectors and are keen to share their experience and knowledge with you, their future successors. 



Young European Talent will be held on 8, 9 and 10 November in Limburg, the Netherlands. The event will be in English.


Fifty talented young people from Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands have been carefully selected to take part in the programme. All were nominated by their own embassy and ministry as the new generation of leaders, decision makers or trendsetters of the future.


The five participating countries will each send two representatives per sector:•

  • Business (10 participants)
  • Politics/public administration (10 participants)
  • Culture/journalism (10 participants) 
  • Academia (10 participants)
  • Sport (10 participants)

The ages of the participants range from 18 to 35 years. 

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